Hubert "Brother Hobby" Oliver BilderbackI am a Veteran.

of Richwood, TX

November 6, 1930 - June 30, 2024

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UPDATE: Due to hurricane Beryl this service has been postponed. We will update information as soon as new date has been confirmed.

Hubert Oliver Bilderback, known affectionately as Bro. Hobby, passed away on June 30, 2024, at the age of 93. Born on November 6, 1930, in Fort Worth, Texas, he lived a long and fulfilling life before his passing in Richwood, Texas. He will be deeply missed by family, friends, and all who knew him.

He graduated from Baylor University on May 23, 1952. He also received his Master's of Divinity from Southwestern University in Fort Worth, Texas. He will be remembered for playing his trumpet at church, and he touched so many lives as a substitute teacher.

He is survived by his wife, Lila Bilderback, Daughter Celeste Rogers, Granddaughter Emily Rogers, Sister Lou Bilderback Jones.

He was preceded in death by his Father and Mother, Arnold and Autie Bilderback.

The service will be celebrated at First Baptist Church Freeport, 501 S. Brazosport Blvd, Freeport, Tx, 77541 on July 8, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at 9:30-10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to First Baptist Church, Freeport, Texas. Online Condolences may be made to the family at

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2 Condolence(s)
Chuck & Linda Grisham
Forney, TX
Saturday, July 6, 2024

Brother Hobby led me from unbelief to Christ in his office in 1970. He married Linda and I in 1973. He had lots of smiles and his faith was a great example. I remember him as someone who worked hard and dedicated his life to serving.

Lila, I am so glad Linda and I got to see y'all last year. I wish we had taken more time earlier in our lives to keep contact. Our prayers are for you and your family.

Gary & Evelyn (Scott) Karl
Saturday, July 6, 2024

Lila, Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. We loved Brother Hobby! How well we know he is in a better place with numerous people that went before him including my parents and of course, Jesus!
God bless you and keep you,
Evelyn (Scott) and Gary Karl